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Posted on: April 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Montgomery County Pauses Use of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Per federal and state directives the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today it will pause the use of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine at is vaccination clinics for the next two days.

This temporary pause in J&J vaccine distribution is being done out of an abundance of caution after six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot was found in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. This pause will ensure the health care provider community is aware of the potential of adverse events and can plan for proper recognition and management due to the unique treatment required with this type of blood clot. To read the FDA’s full statement, click here.

Montgomery County’s J&J vaccination clinics scheduled for today, April 13 and tomorrow, April 14 are suspended. Clinics distributing Pfizer vaccine will run on a normal schedule. The updated clinic schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • OPEN: Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell (2nd dose – Pfizer)
  • OPEN: Norristown Area High School, Norristown (1st doses – Pfizer)
  • CLOSED: Parkside Shopping Center, Willow Grove (between Planet Fitness and Rally House) (One dose - J&J)
  • CLOSED: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale (One dose - J&J)
  • CLOSED: Bethel Community Church of Pottstown, Pottstown (One dose - J&J)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • OPEN: Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell (1st and 2nd doses – Pfizer)
  • OPEN: Norristown Area High School, Norristown (1st dose – Pfizer)
  • CLOSED: Parkside Shopping Center, Willow Grove (between Planet Fitness and Rally House) (One dose - J&J)
  • CLOSED: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale (One dose - J&J)
  • CLOSED: Bethel Community Church of Pottstown, Pottstown (One dose - J&J)


Anyone with a scheduled appointment to receive the J&J vaccine for April 13 or 14 will be contacted via email to reschedule their appointment for a later date. 

The Montgomery County COVID-19 vaccine webpage will be updated with any further operational updates at https://www.montcopa.org/COVID-19Vaccine.

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco, kcofrancisco@montcopa.org

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